Boingo Wireless (NASDAQ: WIFI), the leading Wi-Fi and DAS provider that serves consumers, carriers and advertisers worldwide, today announced fast, free Wi-Fi for travelers and new blazing-fast speeds of up to 20 Mbps for power users and subscribers.
The new faster speeds are part of Boingo’s innovative S.M.A.R.T. network approach, which stands for Secure, Multiplatform, Analytics-Driven, Responsive and Tiered. The “Tiered” portion of a SMART Network offers multiple speed options, depending on the traveler’s needs. All passengers can enjoy fast Wi-Fi access at no charge. Power users who need their airport Wi-Fi to function like an extension of their home or office environment can choose from several paid options, including speeds of 20Mbps – bursting to 50Mbps. All Boingo subscribers, including those enrolled in the American Express Preferred Plan, will automatically receive the highest tier of speed when they log in.
Boingo’s fastest ever airport Wi-Fi service is now available at the following airports, with additional locations launching soon:
- Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport (BWI)
- Boston – Logan International (BOS)
- Chicago – Midway International (MDW)
- Chicago – O’Hare International (ORD)
- New York – John F. Kennedy International (JFK)
- New York – LaGuardia International (LGA)
- Newark Liberty International (EWR)
“Our SMART networks represent a revolutionary new approach to airport wireless networks. They provide a complete end-to-end solution to airports and their customers, including high-speed, free Wi-Fi for all, and incredibly fast Wi-Fi for power users. SMART networks are built to scale for carrier offload and the data onslaught from the hottest new apps, videos and gaming, and feature seamless connectivity via Passpoint,” said Boingo President Nick Hulse. “Our managed, flexible networks ensure an outstanding connection, every time, no matter what speed option customers choose or what services airports layer on. We’re looking forward to rolling SMART out with additional partner airports soon.”
“Now, more than ever, connectivity is critical for travelers. With the launch of SMART, the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey now offers passengers one of the best Wi-Fi networks in the world, including high-quality, free Wi-Fi that our passengers crave,” said Thomas Bosco, Port Authority of New York and New Jersey Director of Aviation. “We are committed to providing an outstanding travel and technology experience to our mobile-savvy guests, and Boingo is helping us fulfill that promise with better, faster, more secure wireless service for all.”
SMART Networks are carrier Wi-Fi offload-ready, which provides participating wireless carriers the ability to offload traffic from their licensed spectrum to Boingo’s carrier-grade Wi-Fi networks, while providing their users instant connectivity without the need for software or passwords. Sprint is already taking advantage of Boingo’s upgraded SMART Networks, with more than 16 million handsets enabled and more than 25 million expected to be enabled by year-end.
Boingo is the world’s leading airport Wi-Fi provider, managing services in nearly 60 airports, representing more than 50% of North America’s top 50 airports and more than 30% of the world’s top 30 airports.